I'm having problems solving this question: Hi, There is an order that is used to evaluate arithmetic expressions. Sometimes people remember the order is BEDMAS. - B: brackets
- E: exponents
- D: division
- M: multiplication
- A: addition
- S: subtraction
In your problem the only quantity inside brackets is -2 so there is nothing to evaluate. There are no exponents (exponents are powers like 3 ^{2}). Next you do any divisions. You have 32/8 which is 4 so the first step is:
= 5x(-2) - 4 Next you have a multiplication. 5x(-2) is -10 so now you have = -10 -4 Finally you subtract 4 from -10 to get -14. Thus the entire solution is = 5x(-2) - 4 = -10 -4 = -14 To return to the previous page use your browser's back button. |